Thursday, May 29, 2014

Did You Know...

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Credit: H. Zell

That artichokes are actually the tough bottom part of a really pretty flower? 

I have loved artichokes since I was a kid because my mom loved them and used to cook them for us all the time. Recently they have been $3 and $4 a piece in the grocery store but I still get them every once in a while. I boil them and chew on the green leaves and then eat the center dipped in butter.

Have you ever eaten an artichoke?


  1. Yes, artichokes are delicious! I like to pull the outer leaves between my clenched teeth to remove all the soft flesh. The inner leaves and the heart just melt in my mouth! I prefer a dip with vinegar or lemon juice to give it a tang.

  2. I have had artichoke dip but have never had an actual artichoke. I should try one!

  3. Never knew that, but then yeah, never eat them either

  4. Mmmm love artichokes! I have some dip with them in the fridge right now! Yum! I don't think I've ever seen them flower but have seen them growing in real life. Would love to be able to grow them here.

  5. Gorilla- That how I eat the leaves too. But the center is so good with melted butter.

    Keith- You should!

    Pat- They're good.

    Anna- Me too.

    Blue Grumpster- Learn something new today. :)

  6. makes sense, though I didn't know that.

  7. I agree with you. They are quite lovely. And gorgeous flowers to boot :)

  8. i like artichoke dip a lot, but have never eaten the 'leaves'. neat that they flower!

  9. I love artichokes! I didn't know they were part of a flower though.


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